1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    Just seen an article about this. - worth a read

    hellomynameis.org.uk
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,598
    Female
    Dundee
  3. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    Thanks for the link, Izzy. I read it on BBC too but am not so good with technical stuff!
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,598
    Female
    Dundee
  5. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
  6. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    I used to work for a local hospital radio station. We all had to wear identification tags to provide the patients and staff with our names. Staff wore their own versions of these name badges as well. Everyone in these kindsof jobs countrywide should have them.

    Do they not wear them everywhere?
     
  7. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    5,927
    Male
    Bristol
    Some do, but you can't beat a little time to chat and introduce yourself. My partner hates to feel like a nuisance and a wee personal touch is reassuring.
     
  8. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,041
    To me its the basis of any Dr/nurse to patient relationship and so sad that it has been eroded away so is no longer the norm:( We always had to wear badges too but never assumed patients had to read it to find out who you were, a useful reminder for the patient though after the initial introduction as was the patient's name above the bed useful for the staff.
     
  9. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    There was once a hospital we called the West Norwich. It was awesome in there. I'm going back easily 27 years ago, and was having tests, and later, operations for cataracts. In those days, each patient got their own Named Nurse. Mine was Michelle. She was lovely :) Next time I went in, for the second op', she'd become a Sister! She remembered me straight away.

    Wonder if anywhere has this any more? It was such a comfort, being tucked away in our own small part of that hospital. Comfortable wards; fantastic nurses and doctors and some of the best eye surgeons anywhere. We even had our own operating theatres, not used by, or for, anyone else.

    One patient had to have her eye totally rebuilt. Whoever helped her saved her sight. What a fantastic place and good, good memories.
     
  10. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,976
    Suffolk
    Is that the same as the west Norfolk ? I seem to remember OH going there to see the urologist ( I think) cos they were the best!
    We were fortunate that we lived between Ipswich and Norwich and gp would send you to the best one for your speciality. Though I once remember being sent to Ipswich cos the parking was better!
     
  11. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    D'ya know what, Spamar? I really can't remember. Back in those days, Norwich had at least two hospitals, and I've been in both of them for op's. That was before the huge hospital was eventually built.I never needed to go there for anything. Hubby went in the big hospital for something, many years ago. Can't remember what for, now!

    Back in the late 80's, we still had the Norfolk & Norwich and West Norwich hospitals
     
  12. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,976
    Suffolk
    Oh yes, you're right. I do remember when there were two hospitals and the parking situation. A friend was in the one near the city centre for a while. I've been to the new hospital several times for ops, also what was the BUPA hospital. I used to go to UEA, so I'm ok with that side of Norwich. Nowadays it's a 2 hour journey, so don't bother!
     

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